What do you get when you combine art, music
and invention with humor, energy and ingenuity?
If you are Montreal’s Jean-Pierre Gauthier,
you create complex sculptures that are enticing as both art and
a riveting multisensory experience. Whether he uses electric wires
and pipe fittings or a piano and microphones, Gauthier transforms
everyday objects into moving, singing, almost-breathing organisms.
When Gauthier and his exhibit came to the
Akron Art Museum in mid-September, Western Reserve PBS documented
the exhibit’s installation. As part of the half-hour special, NewsNight
Akron panelist Jody Miller interviewed Gauthier about
his unique vision of art, sound, motion and space.
Funding for Jean-Pierre Gauthier: Machines at Play has been provided by